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Organizational Evolution with fuzzy Techological Formats: Tape Drive Producers in the World Market, 1951-1998

Carroll, Glenn R; Feng, Mi; Le Mens, Gael; McKendrick, David

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We study how tape drive producers respond to the almost continuous emergence of new drive formats across the technology's history. The analysis characterizes the technological formats of tape drives according to their degree of contrast (distinctiveness and visibility) from other formats. We also develop and test arguments about how different types of tape drive manufacturers add and drop the production of formats as a function of the producer density of formats. In the empirical analysis, we...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Glenn R
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Mi
dc.contributor.authorLe Mens, Gael
dc.contributor.authorMcKendrick, David
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:59:30Z
dc.identifier.issn0733-558X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/61115
dc.description.abstractWe study how tape drive producers respond to the almost continuous emergence of new drive formats across the technology's history. The analysis characterizes the technological formats of tape drives according to their degree of contrast (distinctiveness and visibility) from other formats. We also develop and test arguments about how different types of tape drive manufacturers add and drop the production of formats as a function of the producer density of formats. In the empirical analysis, we find that firms producing formats with high contrast experience a lower rate of mortality. In terms of new format adoption, we find that firms characterized by high levels of contrast are more likely to add formats. Regarding the target of adoption, tape drive producers are more likely to add higher density formats; and these producers are also less likely to drop higher density formats.
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
dc.titleOrganizational Evolution with fuzzy Techological Formats: Tape Drive Producers in the World Market, 1951-1998
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume31
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor150301 - Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
local.identifier.ariespublicationU4105084xPUB588
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCarroll, Glenn R, Stanford University
local.contributor.affiliationFeng, Mi, Guanghua School of Management
local.contributor.affiliationLe Mens, Gael, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
local.contributor.affiliationMcKendrick, David, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage203
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage233
local.identifier.doi10.1108/S0733-558X(2010)0000031009
local.identifier.absseo910406 - Technological and Organisational Innovation
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T08:13:31Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79957939093
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